March 22 note added:
There was a DMCA takedown notice filed against this post a few days back. I’ve since spoken to the owner of Motiono.com and we’ve resolved our differences amicably.
Is anyone else getting YouTube comment spam?
I seem to be getting a fair amount of it these days in the form of comments on my videos … such as they are.
Very classy marketing plan, motiono.com. Really makes me want to use your service. I’m sure you’ll maintain your obviously high ethical standards with my personal data and my uploaded videos.
Not.[update Feb. 6]
Just had an email from “Sumsums” who apparently created Motiono:
Hi john, regarding to your blog post ‘motiono spam’ , i actually manually send message to a few people every now and then on youtube and few other sites, trying to find some audience for my new site.
would it be possible to make a request to correct your blog post?
i aplogize if you took it as spam. i can make sure i do not message you again on youtube.
Thanks for reading this.
I appreciate the fact that he’s trying to promote his new site, and appreciate the email. And I don’t want to be tough on some guy who just wants to get his baby out in the open. But the reality is that spam doesn’t have to be automated to be spam.
(And it doesn’t make me feel more inclined to give the guy a break when he takes silly potshots at me)[tags] youtube, spam, motiono, videos, john koetsier [/tags]
Want weekly updates? Of course you do …